Ever since Google first announced their Google Glass project, there has been so much discussion and curiosity about the capabilities of this new technology. That is, until now.
We finally received official details about Google Glass, straight from the search gods themselves. According to the company’s support page – which lists the tech specifications – Google’s wearable search technology will sport a 5-megapixel camera and bone conduction audio.
By far the most interesting hardware feature in Glass is its bone conduction audio, which generates sound by vibrating the bones around the ear. This allows the user to still hear everything around them. Much better than earbuds!
The high resolution display, which is that little square that sits above eye-level is described as being equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away. Google users can take 5-megapixel photos and film 720p video.
There will be a 16GB of flash memory, 12GB of the memory is for “usable memory.” Glass also will sync up with Google’s cloud storage service, of course.
The battery will run for “one full day of typical use” – meaning some of the features will use more battery, like Hangouts and video recording. When you’re ready to charge the battery, you will use the micro USB cable which is included with Glass.
“While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind,” Google explains. “Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.”
Glass is compatible with any Bluetooth-capable phone, but some apps like MyGlass will require an Andriod 4.0.3 phone or higher.
Last but not least… it turns out that Google Glass won’t be water resistant, so don’t plan on taking it with scuba diving or anything. For now, you’ll have to stick with a waterproof camera to record your underwater adventure. Google warns everyone on the support page to “not let the Glass device or battery come in contact with liquids.” They said that “liquids can get into the electronic components, leading to corrosion.”
Despite not using Glass in the water – which this Florida girl would have loved – everything sounds good.